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Barrelhouse Reviews: Comemadre, by Roque Larraquy (trans. Heather Cleary)

Barrelhouse Reviews: Comemadre, by Roque Larraquy (trans. Heather Cleary)

Early on in Adolfo Bioy Casares’ The Invention of Morel, the unnamed narrator, unprompted and with little relevance to the surrounding narration, provides his thoughts on death: “I believe we lose immortality because we have not conquered our opposition to death; we keep insisting on the primary, rudimentary idea: that the whole body should be kept alive. We should seek to preserve only the part that has to do with consciousness.”

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